Mentoring Minds awards two grants to nonprofit groups
Tyler-based Mentoring Minds awarded grants to two area nonprofit organizations as part of its company profit-sharing program.
The national educational publisher gave $4,500 to The Salvation Army Youth Outreach Program and $3,000 to the Christian Women's Job Corps, according to a company news release.
The funds were awarded through the company's MindSHARE program, which solicits employee nominations for grants to charitable organizations.
With Wednesday's donation, the company has contributed $20,000 to five nonprofits. Previous recipients were Meals On Wheels, The First Tee of Greater Tyler and Refuge of Light, according to the news release.
The Salvation Army Youth Outreach Program will use the funds to continue working with at-risk youth to help them achieve their potential.
The Christian Women's Job Corps will use the funds to provide free educational programs to Tyler women to equip them with job skills including computer training, business communication and career assessment, according to the news release.
Mentoring Minds employees, Marian Rainwater and Judy Pope, nominated The Salvation Army program.
Mentoring Minds employee Mila Hightower, an active volunteer for five years, nominated the Christian Women's Job Corps.